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Radicalism in British Literary Culture, 1650-1830 : From Revolution to Revolution - Timothy Morton

Radicalism in British Literary Culture, 1650-1830

From Revolution to Revolution

By: Timothy Morton (Editor), Nigel Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th February 2002
ISBN: 9780521642156
Number Of Pages: 296

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In this volume of interdisciplinary essays, leading scholars examine the radical tradition in British literary culture from the English Revolution to the French Revolution. They chart continuities between the two periods and examine the recuperation of ideas and texts from the earlier period in the 1790s and beyond. Contributors utilize a variety of approaches and concepts: from gender studies, the cultural history of food and diet and the history of political discourse, to explorations of the theatre, philosophy and metaphysics. This volume argues that the radical agendas of the mid-seventeenth century, intended to change society fundamentally, did not disappear throughout the long eighteenth-century only to be resuscitated at its close. Rather, through close textual analysis, these essays indicate a more continuous transmission.

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"This collection of essays is uniformly lucid, engaging, and densely documented ... it offers a rich tapestry representing strains of radical thought." Seventeenth-Century News

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From Revolution
'May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest': irreligion and the English Enlightenment, 1649-1789
Radicalism and replication
The plantation of wrath
They became what they beheld: theodicy and regeneration in Milton, Law and Blake
Fasting women: the significance of gender and bodies in radical religion and politics, 1650-1813
To Revolution
John Thelwall and the revolution of 1649
Women's private reading and political action, 1649-1838
The strange career of Richard 'Citizen' Lee: poetry, popular radicalism, and enthusiasm in the 1790s
William Cobbett, John Clare, and the agrarian politics of the English revolution
'Not a reforming patriot but an ambitious tyrant': representations of Cromwell and the English republic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
The republican prompt: connections in English radical culture
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ISBN: 9780521642156
ISBN-10: 0521642159
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 11th February 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.61